It’s no secret that the billionaire Koch brothers’ top priority is continuing to grow their massive fortune, no matter what it takes. Their oil conglomerate, Koch Industries, is the second largest privately held corporation in America, and states across the country are feeling the impacts of their activities. Koch Industries and their subsidiaries own facilities in 35 states across the country, including battleground Senate states like Iowa, Michigan and North Carolina — states where the Republican candidates are closely tied to the Koch brothers. Many of these states have been subject to job loss, significant environmental damage, or both, at the hands of the Kochs’ business empire.
This report provides a breakdown of the impact Koch Industries has had on key states. The Kochs’ extreme, self-serving agenda is bad for working families. And that reality is starkly embodied not only by their political persuasions, but by their business endeavors.
View the report here: Legacy of Loss: Koch Industries’ Layoffs and Environmental Harm in Battleground States